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Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)

Chinese Wine bar

Cinnabar

8.8/10
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Shop 15645 Eastlake Parade, 2604 Kingston (ACT)See map

Average price A$45

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Restaurant menu

Average price A$45
Vegetarian spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce
A$8.8
Peeking Duck with Pancakes
A$24.8
4 pcs of House Roasted Duck with cucumber, leak and hoisin

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Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)
Cinnabar, Kingston (ACT)

Reviews

8.8/10
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Food

9/10

Service

8.5/10

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  • Roger G.
    Roger G.

    December 25, 20221 review

    9/10

    We were glad to be able to book here for Christmas Day. The premises is tastefully decorated. The music played (from Youtube) it seems was a little overbearing, with no real continuity and with no song ever finishing. Front of House service very welcoming, however table service seemed a little ambivalent, leaving the impression that the young fellow didn't really want to be there, did not engage with us with a description of the food that was brought to our table. Overallt eh food was excellent, the pork belly might have been a little dry, but made up for with the Becalan chilli sauce. We thought the pricing was reasonable given it was Christmas day. Portions were more than adequate.

  • Anthony C.
    Anthony C.

    November 28, 20222 reviews

    6.5/10

    Long term regular customer. Have had many great experiences at Cinnabar but the most recent one was below average. Staff were non attentive, confused and frankly lacked care factor. The food was not up to the standard I have come to expect from the restaurant.

  • Peter B.
    Peter B.

    November 26, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    The restaurant was quiet for a Saturday night. There were plenty of staff available to help out. The only issue was they did not have good english and had trouble taking our order. We also ended up with food at our table that was not ours even though there were so few people in the restaurant. We had the banquet, a little pricey but the serving size ok. We could have had more rice. The entrees were great and delicious but the mains average and not innovative or true Asian Fusion. The webpage needs updating as the pricing on the menu was not what was advertised on line so that was a little bit of a slightly more expensive surprise. Great to try but doubt we would make it a regular favourite.

  • Tamsen G.
    Tamsen G.

    November 12, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night, though it seemed that the whole foreshore was quiet (could have been the wet weather). We were sat promptly and offered water, and given food and beverage menus. Staff were very attentive and pointed out the share menu. Drink service was quick and once we ordered the share plates were bought out promptly. Food was well prepared and tasty and was a good variety. Overall we had a lovely evening with good food and company, even though the restaurant was fairly quiet.

  • Jean W.
    Jean W.

    November 11, 20221 review

    6/10

    Had a tasting menu for $65 per head. Entrees were fine but mains and dessert were lacking. Could not see much evidence of modern Asian fusion. Mains were unimaginative for a tasting menu - fried chicken, fried rice, fried cauliflower, beef brisket. Did not like their desert either. Would have preferred ordinary icecream over their coconut. Icecream concoction.

  • Eli H.
    Eli H.

    November 4, 20221 review

    10/10

    My partner and I were seated in the middle booth with amazing ambiance and scenery. Food came out really quickly and the service was unreal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant night

  • Janelle O.
    Janelle O.

    October 7, 20221 review

    7/10

    Visually it ticked all the right boxes, but the food let it down. The soup lacked seasoning and the fried rice with roast pork and prawns had just two prawns. We did mention this to the wait staff and we advised this was correct - very disappointing. The Singapore soft shell crab with crunchy noodles also a disappointment eith a curry style sauce drowning the noodles and the crab barely swimming above.

  • Laine J.
    Laine J.

    September 18, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful Asian fusion restaurant. Lovely decor. Excellent service. Food amazing. Nice location on the Kingston waterfront. Will definitely go again

  • Nathan M.
    Nathan M.

    August 20, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Food was great. Came out relatively quick and every dish was perfect. Has a great view of the water front. Inside aesthetic was really cool as well. Great spot for groups.

  • Kate N.
    Kate N.

    July 23, 20227 reviews

    9.5/10

    Fantastic. I think this is my new favourite restaurant. Staff were great and the food was excellent. Lovely view over the lake. Thank you for a fabulous evening.

  • Anna B.
    Anna B.

    July 23, 202215 reviews

    10/10

    Great night out, good food

  • Mimma C.
    Mimma C.

    July 4, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    As a visitor to Canberra I made my decision on where to eat based on the photos and reviews.The food very good, service polite and fast but their inexperience showed. What really disappointed is the condition of the venue. The web photos show sleek well kept venue. Very disappointed at these prices the banquette seating is peeling and tatty, the floor unacceptable it looked like it had not been cleaned in days. I booked for one and was shown to a table squashed up against a service cabinet with a view from dirty windows. This was a quiet Monday evening with only four tables of diners in a very large venue. You would think they would offer a more attractive seating placement in an empty restaurant. I had to ask to be seated elsewhere. Some hospitality basics that need to improve!

  • Bindy F.
    Bindy F.

    June 18, 20221 review

    10/10

    Wasn’t super busy but still a great feel. Service was excellent food delish all lovely. Was a lovely setting on the water and our waiter was friendly and the food came quickly was hot and very tasty

  • Jessila J.
    Jessila J.

    May 22, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    I enjoyed my dinner at Cinnabar. It has a nice audience. The food was beautiful and tasty. The staffs were lovely and friendly.

  • Lily D.
    Lily D.

    May 18, 20221 review

    10/10

    The atmosphere is lovely and the food is beautiful. The duck pancakes, wassabi wagu beef and roast chicken with creamy garlic sauce were delicious. Staff are very nice and the service was great. Highly recommend!

  • Robert O.
    Robert O.

    May 8, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    This is the second time we have been to Cinnabar and certainly won’t be the last. We are from Brisbane and would highly recommend this restaurant. The Prawn dumplings are special but the real winner was the slow cooked duck. The best I have ever eaten anywhere. Well priced for the quality of the food.

  • GOTHEMBERG R.
    GOTHEMBERG R.

    May 8, 20221 review

    8/10

    This restaurant needs more thinking through on how things will work. Chopsticks provided but no bowl and food was not bite sized, needed to be cut with a knife to bite size pieces.. Rice was provided, and you can only eat it on plate but no food spoon available ( only large serving spoon), and Chopsticks do not work on a flat plate. Food was delicious although some dishes were a bit too sweet for me.

  • Sarah S.
    Sarah S.

    May 8, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food was delicious. Service excellent. Beautiful location with water views. Highly recommend! Very accommodating for special food options.

  • Helen K.

    April 24, 20223 reviews

    8.5/10

    Great food in abundance. Full of flavour and served fast. Waiters were attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back.

  • Erica B.
    Erica B.

    April 22, 20224 reviews

    8.5/10

    New to the Canberra scene here but I feel it rates a “good” in my book. It was tasty and well presented with lovely fresh ingredients and the ambiance was good. It just didn’t seem really generous with the portions for the price. The service was lovely and friendly except I feel they could have used more staff as it was too busy for the number they had.

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Shop 15645 Eastlake Parade, 2604, Kingston (ACT), Australia

About the restaurant

So, you think you know Chinese food?

Cinnabar is a brand spanking new restaurant that will make you rethink your understanding of Chinese food. This beautiful, sophisticated venue has made a home on the Kingston Foreshore, attracting diners with its incredibly luxe decor and refined menu. (You can't miss it).

The menu features traditional Chinese dishes, but they are presented in a way that is fresh, youthful and dramatic. The flavour dial has been turned right up and your Chinese favourites have been given a few modern tweaks that will intrigue and excite. Highlights include ‘Grandma's Shanghai-style Drunken Chicken' and the dumplings in pastry! Get here.

Best dish: Grandma's Shanghai-style Drunken Chicken.

Features

Asian, Good for groups, Romantic, Christmas, Christmas and New Year, , Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day

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